Heart of West Michigan United Way announced the results of its 2013 fundraising campaign.

Heart of West Michigan President and CEO Maureen Noe tells WOOD Radio this year’s campaign raised $12,001,000 to support health and human service programs in Kent County... a little shy of their goal

"Does it matter at the end of the day?  Absolutely not because the money that was raised will truly make a difference here in Kent County and that is what matters."

Over the past 20 years, this community has contributed more than $282 million to United Way campaigns, allowing us to help hundreds of thousands of people in Kent County.